Review of Rapid OKP Product Development

  • Shane (S.Q.) Xie
  • Yiliu Tu


This chapter provides a comprehensive review of the historical background of product design and manufacturing systems for the rapid development of OKP products. Through the overview of existing OKP systems and recent approaches to product design and manufacturing systems, the author will discuss current techniques that can be used to implement product design and manufacturing systems for producing OKP products. The problems that have emerged from recent developments are reviewed and sorted in this chapter. The future trends of collaborative design, decision support, manufacturing support, supply chain management, workflow management, Internet techniques for product design and manufacturing, productmodelling, STEP-based data environment, concurrent engineering, etc., will also be discussed in this chapter. The reviewed state-of-the-artworks have been used directly or indirectly as references for this book. At the end of the chapter, a reference system structure for building an Internet-based integrated product development (PD) system is proposed for the rapid development of OKP products.


Product Development Collaborative Design Product Development Process Concurrent Engineering Computer Support Cooperative Work 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shane (S.Q.) Xie
    • 1
  • Yiliu Tu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing EngineeringUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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